Flipkart Big Freedom Sale Offers: iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, Sony LED TVs, Android Mobiles, and More

Flipkart Big Freedom Sale Offers: iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, Sony LED TVs, Android Mobiles, and More

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Flipkart sale is matching Amazon’s price on the iPhone 7 32GB
  • But HDFC card holders can get additional, on-the-spot discount
  • Flipkart’s The Big Freedom Sale runs until Friday, August 11

Flipkart sale offers continue into the second day of the Big Freedom Day Sale, and it’s pouring deals and discounts across categories. Electronics, particularly mobiles, remain the hottest categories in sales, and the Flipkart sale does not disappoint on that front. You can get discounts on popular iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, and Android phones in the sale, along with deals on TVs, laptops, tablets, gaming consoles, etc. But with so many great deals on offer, it can become a little difficult to determine which offers the most value for your money and so we have compiled the list of best Flipkart sale offers you can get today.

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Apple iPhone 7 32GB

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Flipkart is offering discount of Rs. 13,201 on iPhone 7

The Apple iPhone 7 32GB is down to Rs. 42,999 (MRP Rs. 56,200), one of its lowest price points so far. You can get an additional up to Rs. 15,600 off with an exchange offer and/ or an additional Rs. 1,750 off with HDFC Bank card payments for the duration of the Flipkart sale. The price is similar to what Amazon is offering during the Great Indian Sale, but if you’re interested in Flipkart’s exchange offer or want to pay with an HDFC Bank card, then this might be the deal for you. The iPhone 7 is powered by Apple’s A10 chip and features a 4.7-inch Retina HD Display. It features a 12-megapixel primary camera and a 7-megapixel front-facing camera.

Price: Rs. 42,999 (MRP Rs. 56,200)

Link: Flipkart

Lenovo Phab 2 32GB

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In Flipkart sale, Lenovo Phab 2 is available at discount of Rs. 1,000

The Lenovo Phab 2 32GB phablet is down to Rs. 9,999 (MRP Rs. 10,999) during Flipkart’s The Big Freedom Sale. You can get up to Rs. 9,000 off as an exchange offer. The Lenovo Phab 2 features a 6.4-inch HD display and is powered by the MTK8735 processor supported by 3GB of RAM. It comes with a 13-megapixel primary camera at the rear and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

Price: Rs. 9,999 (MRP Rs. 10,999)

Link: Flipkart

Apple iPhone 6s 32GB

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On iPhone 6s, Flipkart sale is providing a discount of Rs. 10,901

The iPhone 6s 32GB is down to Rs. 35,999 (MRP Rs. 46,900) on Flipkart. The exchange offer can let you have an additional Rs. 15,600 (maximum) discount, and another Rs. 1,750 off if you pay with HDFC Bank cards during the sale period. The iPhone 6s features a 4.7-inch Retina HD Display and is powered by Apple’s A9 chip. The smartphone comes with a 12-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

Price: Rs. 35,999 (MRP Rs. 46,900)

Link: Flipkart

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Canon EOS 1300D DSLR with lens kit

Canon EOS 1300D DSLR is available at a discounted price of Rs. 23,499 (MRP Rs. 31,995) as part of the Flipkart sale. The DSLR camera comes with EF-S 18 – 55 IS II lens. You also get a free 16GB SD card and a camera bag with the purchase. The camera is powered by an 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS based sensor and is powered by Canon’s DIGIC 4+. It includes support for Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity.

Price: Rs. 23,499 (MRP Rs. 31,995)

Link: Flipkart

Apple iPad Pro 64GB 10.5-inch Wi-Fi

The latest iPad Pro 64GB 10.5-inch with Wi-Fi is down to Rs. 47,405 (MRP Rs. 50,800) on Flipkart’s Big Freedom Sale. You can grab another Rs. 1,750 off the marked price by paying with an HDFC Bank card during the Flipkart Big Freedom Sale. That’s still a very decent deal for the latest iPad Pro. The new iPad Pro 10.5-inch is powered by the A10X processor and features Apple’s ProMotion technology. The iPad Pro comes with four speakers that offer a better audio experience. The 10.5-inch display runs at a resolution of 2224×1668 pixels. There’s a 12-megapixel primary camera at the back and a 7-megapixel front-facing camera.

Price: Rs. 47,405 (MRP Rs. 50,800)

Link: Flipkart

Sony Bravia 40-inch full HD LED TV

The Sony Bravia 40-inch full HD LED TV (model: KVL–40R352D) is down to Rs. 38,999 (MRP Rs. 47,900) during the Flipkart sake. You can buy the TV with a no-cost EMI offer, use an exchange offer to get another Rs. 12,000 off and pay with an HDFC Bank card to get another Rs. 1,750 off. The Sony Bravia 40-inch full HD LED TV comes with two HDMI ports and a single USB port.

Price: Rs. 38,999 (MRP Rs. 47,900)

Link: Flipkart

Lenovo PA 10400 mAh power bank

The Lenovo PA 10400 mAh power bank is down to Rs. 849 (MRP Rs. 2,499) on Flipkart. That’s a decent price for a 10400 mAh power bank. Power banks like these can be great especially if you’re planning to go on a trip and don’t want to be left with a smartphone or a tablet without any juice. Lenovo’s power bank comes with two USB ports, each offering a maximum output of 2.1 A.

Price: Rs. 849 (MRP Rs. 2,499)

Link: Flipkart

Google Pixel XL 32GB

The Google Pixel XL 32GB is down to Rs. 48,999 (MRP Rs. 67,000). You can exchange your old smartphone and get up to Rs. 15,600 off on your Pixel XL purchase during the Flipkart sale. If you’re not keen on buying the new Pixel 2 XL smartphone that is expected to launch later this year, the Pixel XL is still a decent smartphone at this price. The Pixel XL features a 5.5-inch QHD display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset. It runs Android 7.1 out of the box.

If you prefer a deal on the smaller Google Pixel, check out our picks of the Amazon Great Indian sale.

Price: Rs. 48,999 (MRP Rs. 67,000)

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Reos Lite LED Smart Bulb Review

Reos Lite LED Smart Bulb Review

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Reos Lite LED Smart Bulb connects to your phone via Bluetooth
  • Controlled via Android or iOS app
  • It is available online at around Rs. 1,300

Delhi-based Cube26 is one of the few (but increasing) number of Indian companies trying to establish themselves by designing and developing hardware in the country. Earlier this year, we reviewed the iota Lite, Cube26’s first smart bulb, and were largely impressed by the offering.

Cube26 has now unveiled its ‘Reos’ sub-brand with the launch of Reos Message, Reos Music, and Reos Camera apps for Android, as well the Reos Lite, an upgraded version of the iota Lite. Just the iota Lite, the Reos Lite is a smart LED bulb, which fits into anyE27 slot in your house. What this means is that the Reos Lite is the kind of bulb that screws into its slot, though included in the package is converter for fitting it into a ‘normal’ (B22) socket.

The Reos Lite works like any other LED bulb, but the free Reos Lite app for iOS anAndroid gives you access to its smart features. The app is an updated, rebranded version of the iota Lite app that sports a much-improved interface. Launch the app and your Reos Lite LED Smart Bulb should show up in the list of available devices, connecting to your phone over Bluetooth, which must be turned on your phone. Select the bulb and tap on Proceed to be taken to the main screen of the app, where all the action happens.(Also see: Everything You Need to Know Before Buying LED Lights)

The main screen shows a colour picker where you can tap to change the colour of the light. You can also take pictures and then use the colours in the photo to pick a colour for light – this could be handy if you are trying to match the colour of the light with the rest of the room, for example. A slider at the bottom lets you adjust the brightness of the light. The Reos Lite is capable of hitting 1100 Lumens, a massive increase compared to the 500 Lumens on the iota lite. You can of course toggle the bulb on and off from within the app as well, and interestingly, even if you switch the bulb off from the mains, it remembers the last colour of the light when it powers back on. However, if you power off the bulb right after changing the colour, sometimes it will power on in the last but one colour, ostensibly because it didn’t have the time to save the previous state.

If the mains are powered off, then the app will lose its connection with the bulb, and anything will you do will obviously have no impact. The bulb powers back on as soon as you switch the mains on, even if you’d shut it down from the app previously. This is a nice touch, because it maintains the behaviour of a ‘regular’ light, where you expect it to power on as soon as the switch is flipped. However, in our experience, toggling the main switch can mess with the state of the app and though the Bluetooth pairing is restored as soon as the bulb is powered back on, you may have to restart the app to control the light.

The second tab lets you synchronise the the light to music. You can pick songs from your device and as they play, the intensity of the light will vary accordingly, with a random colour picked every time. You can also synchronise the intensity of the light with the microphone input on your phone such that the light glows brighter or lighter depending upon the level of your voice.

The Modes tab of the app lets you choose from one of the many preset modes. For example, you can have the light switch between red, white, and green colours (Christmas mode); a simple Reading mode with bright, yellow light; and a mode that mimics the flicker of a candle; among others. You can even build your own mode, defining the transitions between various colours, and the duration as well as brightness of each effect.

The final tab lets set timers or schedule for your light. For example, you could set a timer to switch the light off (or on) after 30 minutes; or you can have a more detailed scheduled, where you, say, have the light automatically switched on or turned off at a certain time of day. A schedule lets you pick frequency as daily, or week day, or any day(s) of the week. Both schedules and timers are followed even if your phone is switched off, or out of the Bluetooth range of the light – which sounds useful if you want to set up your lights to look like you’re at home even when you’re travelling. The Reos Lite LED Smart Bulb can also be setup to double up as a notification LED for your phone, flickering when you get a SMS, for example.

Though you can control more than one Reos Lite LED Smart Bulb from your app (and have them all controlled via a schedule, switching lights on and off automatically when you want), each bulb only connects to one device at a time. Since the bulbs connect over Bluetooth, the range is also pretty limited. The Reos Lite LED Smart Bulb officially has a range of up to 15 metres, but like all things Bluetooth, it works best within the same room and when you have a clear line of sight between the phone and the bulb. This is our main complaint about the Reos Lite LED Smart Bulb since we really missed the ability to control the light from another room, and adding support for Wi-Fi would make the bulbs much more useful, and potentially allow them to be controlled over the Internet as well.

The app has another problem where it doesn’t detect that the connection with the bulb has been lost and lets you modify the bulb’s state. For example, you can modify the colour of the light in the app even when there’s no active connection, and but the next time the connection is restored, nothing happens as the app syncs with the ‘real’ state of the light. The app needs to be smarter about detecting connection drops and should stop you from wasting time making any changes when the bulb is not connected.

The Reos Lite LED Smart Bulb is available via Flipkart at around Rs. 1,300 and it ships with a B22 adapter, which means it will work with just about any light in your house. At the price, it’s a pretty accessible option for anyone looking to add a ‘smart’ light to their house at nearly one-tenth of the price of more expensive options like Philips Hue – our only real complaint is the limited range that comes with Bluetooth connectivity.

Tags: Cube26, Reos Lite, Reos Lite LED Smart Bulb, Reos Lite LED Smart Bulb Price, Reos Lite LED Smart Bulb price in India
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Noble Skiodo 42-inch 4K Smart LED TV Review

Noble Skiodo 42-inch 4K Smart LED TV Review

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Noble Skiodo 42-inch 4K TV is priced at Rs. 32,990
  • The TV features rudimentary smart functionality
  • Gadgets 360 rates the TV 3/5

Not much is known about Noble Skiodo, except that it’s a joint venture between Indian manufacturing specialist Noble and American design firm Skiodo. The company has quietly launched a number of televisions and washing machines in India, with the TVs available on Amazon India. The focus of the range is on affordability, with big features at prices that are incredibly competitive.

Today, we’re reviewing one of the most interesting models, the 42-inch 4K Smart LED TV. Priced at an extremely reasonable Rs. 32,990, this is one of the most affordable 4K TVs available today. It’s also Internet-enabled, which means that you have access to online content as well. How does this affordable 4K TV perform? We go into the details on the Noble Skiodo 42-inch 4K Smart LED TV in our review.

Noble Skiodo 42-inch 4K Smart LED TV design
It isn’t often that we see brilliant design on an affordable product, and the Noble Skiodo 42-inch 4K LED TV isn’t about to change that trend. It is utterly ordinary in every way, with a black plastic frame, a tolerable amount of border bezel all around the screen, and a shape that isn’t slim, but isn’t unbearably thick either. The bottom left corner of the TV has a Noble Skiodo badge.

The left side of the TV has the physical controls, including power, volume, channel scrolling, and more. At the back on the left side is one set of inputs including the component sockets and three of the USB ports. Facing downwards are the remaining ports: one VGA, three HDMI, and the last USB port, among others.

It’s worth noting that the space around the bottom ports is inadequate, which means that you may have some trouble plugging cables and dongles in here. We weren’t able to fit our Google Chromecast without an adapter because of a lack of space. Although using an HDMI/ USB extender will solve this issue, the lack of foresight in design is frustrating.

The TV can be wall-mounted or placed on a counter-top using its stand. The single-piece stand is basic and fairly easy to attach, and the small size of the TV itself means that the stand is also small and will fit on relatively narrow TV tables. It has a unique shape and style, but is sturdy and stable nonetheless.

The Noble Skiodo 4K LED TV comes with two remotes: a regular unit and a Bluetooth-powered wand with a full keyboard on it. The ordinary remote is large and bulky, and feels cheap, but has all the controls and options you would need on a remote. The second one also feels a bit tacky and poorly-built, but can be used to navigate around the interface like a mouse, or to type quickly and easily. It needs a dongle that plugs into one of the USB ports in order to be used, as the TV itself is not Bluetooth-enabled. It’s a bit too large, and isn’t very easy to use thanks to its poorly laid out buttons. However, it’s useful when using the TV’s browser and smart apps.

Noble Skiodo 42-inch 4K Smart LED TV specifications and software
The Noble Skiodo TV has a 42-inch 4K-resolution screen, and has a UI based on Android 4.3. Internet connectivity is either through Wi-Fi or an Ethernet cable connecting into the back of the TV. This isn’t an HDR TV like the Sony 55X9300D or Samsung 65KS9000, so there isn’t anything fancy on board, which is understandable at this price point.

There is a 1.5GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor powering the TV, along with 4GB of internal storage. The interface recognises the Noble Skiodo as a tablet rather a TV, and the resulting lack of optimisation of the interface can be a bit frustrating at times.

We found the Android-based TV interface a bit too simple and unrefined. It’s poorly designed and laid out, and bears very little resemblance to Android. The home screen gives you quick access to sources and the media player for content on a USB drive, along with a calendar and a couple of other options. There is an APK installer, which lets you sideload apps onto the TV, and there is also a third-party marketplace called 1Mobile which gives access to an assortment of apps to install on the TV, though you can’t be certain which ones will actually work.

Strangely and disappointingly, not all apps work on the Noble Skiodo TV. Notable apps that we could not get to run were Netflix and YouTube, the latter because of a lack of Google Play Services on the TV and the fact that trying to install caused the TV to crash. We also tested Hotstar, which did work. On the whole, the software has far too many loose ends, and the functionality is too unrefined to be actually called “smart”. If you’re reliant on apps and other smart TV functionality, the Noble Skiodo isn’t the best option for you.

Noble Skiodo 42-inch 4K Smart LED TV performance
We used a variety of content to test the Noble Skiodo 42-inch 4K Smart LED TV, including streamed video from online services either through the TV itself, such as Hotstar, or using our Chromecast. We also tried some demo 4K video clips.

Starting with the highest resolution, we played our 4K demos on the Noble Skiodo TV. Although colours come off as a bit exaggerated, the picture is definitely sharp thanks to the sheer density of all of those pixels. At normal viewing distances, you won’t see any flaws in good 4K content. We did notice occasional playback errors such as lag and stutter, which indicates minor flaws in the video processing abilities of the TV.

The effect of good 4K content is best experienced on large screens, where the sharpness in the picture is visible over a larger surface. At 42 inches, the sharpness can definitely be perceived, but there’s very little actual advantage at play. On the whole, the Noble Skiodo TV does perform well with 4K content, with the only issue being that colours come off looking a bit unnatural, unlike what we saw with the excellent (and several-times-more-expensive) Samsung 65KS9000.

With full-HD content, the flaws of the TV started to show. Its upscaling capabilities are poor, and fitting 1080p content onto the 4K screen is a bit of a struggle. We saw flaws in the motion, and some stutter. Contrast also suffered to some extent, and the picture looked very artificial and grainy as a result.

Moving on to standard definition content, the issues with upscaling were even more pronounced. Colours were far too unnatural, with skin tones taking on an orange hue and appearing entirely unconvincing. Light and dark sections of frames don’t interplay very well, and this usually resulted in bright zones looking too bright and dark zones having no detail whatsoever. Additionally, artefacts were visible everywhere, thanks to the TV’s inability to properly fit low-resolution content onto the high-resolution screen.

The Noble Skiodo TV also has some issues with sound, with the speaker producing tinny audio that can’t quite keep up with frequencies on either end of the range. The sound tended to crack a bit, and lacked definition. However, the TV is loud, and if you’re willing to accept some of the issues with the sound, you won’t need a separate sound bar.

Verdict
The Noble Skiodo 42-inch 4K Smart LED TV may well be one of the most affordable 4K TVs available today, but that doesn’t mean it’s good. Having the ability to display 4K content means very little if the TV can’t live up to expectations with more common resolutions. If you are already watching 4K content or intend to do so, the Noble Skiodo TV may be worth considering. However, if your viewing is predominantly standard- and high-definition content, there may be better options available, such as the larger InFocus 50EA800.

Nonetheless, the Noble Skiodo is incredibly affordable, and many people who aren’t too finicky about picture quality might be happy with this TV. The smart functionality, although crude, is still better than having none at all, and as such the TV is a value proposition regardless of its flaws. This model is available via Amazon India at Rs. 32,990.

Price (online): Rs. 32,990

Pros

  • Simple, easy to set up and use
  • Decent with 4K content
  • Loud sound
  • Very good value for money

Cons

  • Poor upscaling
  • Video processing needs improvement
  • Colours are poorly reproduced
  • Smart functionality is unrefined; many apps don’t work

Ratings (Out of 5)

  • Design: 3
  • Performance: 2.5
  • Value for money: 4
  • Overall: 3

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Freedom 251 Maker Bets on Bollywood to Push HD LED TV Orders

Freedom 251 Maker Bets on Bollywood to Push HD LED TV Orders

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The 31.5-inch HD LED TV costs Rs. 9,990
  • The launch event is set for July 25
  • Bookings will begin from July 26

After dispatching 5,000 units of Freedom 251 smartphones priced at less than $4 to those who had booked the device in the cash on delivery (COD) mode, its Noida-based maker is ready for customer feedback and its next big bet: HD LED TV.

According to Ringing Bells CEO Mohit Goel, the firm has booked a sports stadium in Noida where the world’s cheapest HD LED TV – at Rs 9,990 – will be unveiled in the presence of Bollywood personalities.

“On July 25, we are organising a big event in Noida where the star cast of the upcoming film Dishoom – John Abraham, Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Akshaye Khanna – will join us for the HD LED TV launch,” Goel told IANS on Tuesday.

Bookings for the 31.5-inch HD LED TV will begin from July 26. The delivery of LED TVs will start from August 15.

Before the mega event, Goel will personally distribute nearly 200 Freedom 251 smartphones in his home town Garhipukhta in Shamli district, western Uttar Pradesh.

“I am planning to go to Shamli on July 14 to hand over 200 Freedom 251 units to those who booked the device from these areas purely because of the emotional connection as I hail from Shamli,” he told IANS.

According to Goel, the company has received nearly 48,000 fresh booking orders for the newly-launched four feature phones, two smartphones and three power banks last week.

“These customers will also receive their units on cash of delivery (COD) mode. I expect the booking numbers to rise many fold in the days to come,” he added.

The four feature phones are available under the names of Hit (Rs. 699), King (Rs. 899), Boss (Rs. 999) and Raja (Rs. 1,099).

The two smartphones – Elegant 3G and Elegant 4G – are available for Rs. 3,999 and Rs. 4,999, respectively.

The company said it has tied up with RV solutions Pvt Ltd for the distribution of the devices.

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Tags: Freedom 251, HD TV, Home Entertainment, India, LED TV, Ringing Bells, Televisions
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